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Old 08-31-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Protien skimmer need for 30g cube reef?

I want to know if a protien skimmer is need for a 30g reef tank. I was planning on getting some low light, hardy corals,


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Old 09-01-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Not needed, no. Beneficial? Yes
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Not needed, no. Beneficial? Yes
So what do they do? And how would it help?
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I have an Innovative Marine midsize nano skimmer and a Hydor Slim Skim I am selling for "cheap". Only used for a month.
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Protein skimmers clean the water.
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Protein skimmers clean the water.
Oh ok so there like a 2nd filter?
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Sort of, your first filter being live rock
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #8
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When I put a protein skimmer in my old tank (30 gallon cube) it stabilized my pH. My pH used to be 7.8-8 at the highest. After adding a skimmer it stayed at 8.2. I am sure it had to do more with water quality in general than only pH. Lol.
Like someone said before me it's not necessary but beneficial. If you gonna get one get a good one.
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It mixes air and water together. So, it does aerate the water as well as remove nutrients. This may effect ph.
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I found a great deal on craigslist for a CPR pakbak protein skimmer
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